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Organ meats inflammatory? (According to Nutrition Data)

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 22, 2013 at 1:08 AM

I'm now happily eating a variety of organ meats, but I looked a variety of them up on http://nutritiondata.self.com/, and I found that heart, kidney, and liver are marked as "moderately/strongly inflammatory." However, the spleen is marked as "strongly anti-inflammatory." All have a far higher ratio of omega-6 fats (so does spleen - why is it not also inflammatory?). Ground beef, on the other hand, is almost neutral. Huh?

Could this cause problems with my arthritis/autoimmune disorder? Or is this information totally off?

The only anti-inflammatory liver I can find is fish/cod. Thanks!

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on February 02, 2013
at 06:18 PM

I'm basing that on the fact that literally every healthy food has redeeming qualities and contains anti-inflammatory compounds whether it's phytonutrients/antioxidants or regular old cholesterol and saturated fat (both of which are anti-inflammmatory.) If it's an inflammatory food, it's not healthy.

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on January 22, 2013
at 11:25 AM

I'm eating all local, free-range from farms nearby. I wish we could get our paleo-friendly scientists to begin analyzing nutritional data that's accurate...and for all our foods and even paleo products.

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on January 22, 2013
at 03:39 AM

@Roth, is this your opinion or are you basing that on something?

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on January 22, 2013
at 02:57 AM

Wow, their system IS screwed up... almond butter is strongly anti-inflammatory I guess...

3327924660b1e2f8f8fc4ca27fedf2b2

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on January 22, 2013
at 01:34 AM

Don't waste your time on the inflammation score of the foods. Healthy foods are anti-inflammatory unless they're FODMAPs.

B1076248dde479773e75044818e1878c

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on January 22, 2013
at 01:25 AM

I figured this may be the problem. Does anyone have more accurate data?

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on January 22, 2013
at 01:21 AM

+1 for whack, I believe I described it with the same nomenclature a while back. It's a good word.

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on February 02, 2013
at 05:56 PM

It's about the body's inflammatory cascade. Weighing out Omega 3 vs. Omega 6 and the pathway your body uses to break down the nutrients. Arachadonic acid is in both red meat and dairy and perpetuates inflammation

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on January 22, 2013
at 01:13 AM

Their system of determining inflammatory character is pretty whack - saturated fats are inflammatory, might be why organ meats are labeled inflammatory.

B1076248dde479773e75044818e1878c

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on January 22, 2013
at 01:25 AM

I figured this may be the problem. Does anyone have more accurate data?

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

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on January 22, 2013
at 01:21 AM

+1 for whack, I believe I described it with the same nomenclature a while back. It's a good word.

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on February 02, 2013
at 06:26 PM

Their data on organs report very high omega-6-fas (6:3 ration e.g heart 37:1). As you probably purchase organs from grass-fed cattle these ratio is much lower/better. Nuts, vegetable oils and grains are also highly-inflammatory because of their high omega-6-content. Food high in omega-3 works highly-anti-inflammatory. Look up roe.

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on January 22, 2013
at 02:47 AM

Conventional, antibiotic-ridden, grain-fed, organ meat is, I believe, inflammatory.

Nutritiondata says conventional 80-20 ground beef is (-3), mildly inflammatory, while grass-fed ground beef is (1), slightly anti-inflammatory.

F4a6fc9f0b701e12cdf2ad5dadaeb2dd

(360)

on January 22, 2013
at 02:57 AM

Wow, their system IS screwed up... almond butter is strongly anti-inflammatory I guess...

B1076248dde479773e75044818e1878c

(458)

on January 22, 2013
at 11:25 AM

I'm eating all local, free-range from farms nearby. I wish we could get our paleo-friendly scientists to begin analyzing nutritional data that's accurate...and for all our foods and even paleo products.

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